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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 18. NO; 31.
L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1922
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, $2.50 PER YEAR 5 CENTS PER COPY
Wailua and Kawailoa
Lots Will be Opened
KAUAI PUBLIC AGAIN THE GOAT
Tax Appeal Board
Tandy MacKenzie
To Sing On Kauai
In Session Saturday
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RESIDENCE LOTS TO BE PLACED
ON THE MARKET
SOON
Tlioro will bo no difficulty In get
ting the territory to sot nsldo land
for resident purposes nlong the Wai
lua river and on the beach nt Ka
wailoa, according to C. T. Bailey,
commissioner of public lands, who
was on Kauai for two days last week.
When tho matter was broached to
him, Commissioner Bailey stated tl.at
if the people want these lands for
residence purposes, it will bo sot aside
as soon as the necessary surveys can
bo made.
Although the law does not require
that a petition with twenty-five Sig
natures be sent to the board, aB In tho
case of homestead lands, a petition
is being circulated to be presented
to tho board to show that tho people
really want these lots opened up.
Tho lots' will be auctioned and will
go to tho highest bidder in each case.
Tho size of tho lots will in all prob
ability be about a .fourth of an aero
each and will havo an upet price on
them. It Is expected that tho Wailua
lots will bring a higher price, being
cane land, than the beach lots at Ka
.walloa. The petition will be sent to
tho land board wljthin the next few
days and It Is expected that immedi
ate action will be taken In tho mat
ter. RACE FOR TAX ASSESSOR
IN KAWAIHAU DISTRICT TO
BE SETTLED THIS WEEK
Tho race for tho position of tax
assessor in the Kawalhau district will
bo settled acording to advices receiv
ed this morning, some time this week,
when tho new central committee goes
Into action after the convention.
Four contestants aro still in the
race, K. Mawunaga, Arthur Wong, N.
K. Iloopil and Sam Kelilnoi being
those Interested. Masunaga has acted
as assistant assesor for a number of
years and has also received tho en
dorsement of tho executive commit
tee of tho Kawalhau Precinct Kepub
lican club, but whether the endorse
ment of the executive committee will
havo enough weight to offset the po
litical power of his oponents will be
hard to judgo. )
Both Kelilnoi anil Iloopil are old
political war horses end will give
Masunaga a keen race oven with all
his strength nt home,
Arthur Wong is a dark horso and
may spring a surprlso on tho other
contestants, as tlioro Is no doubt that
ho would make an oxcollont assessor
being accountant of exceptional abil
ity. ENGINEERS INSPECT
NAWILIWILI PROJECT
Major W. A. Johnson, department
engineer and Kichdrd Quinn, civil
engineer, arrived on tho Kinau last
Wednesday morning on a tour of in
spection of the Nawlllwlll project.
Both Major Johnson and Mr. Quinn
expressed themselves as highly pleas
ed with tho progress being made on
tho big project.
Tho plan adopted some time ago
of removing the dirt from tho top of
tho ledgo has greatly facilitated tho
work, and In going down on tho ledge
plenty of tho necessary largo stones
havo been found.
THREE CASES DIPHTHERIA,
FORTY-FOUR OF MEASLES,
REPORTED LAST MONTH
According to a report just received
from tho oftfeo of the board of health
thpro were thirty-six cases of meas
les in Lihue last month, two
in Koloa, and six In Wal
mea, making a total of 44 cases on
tho island. One case of diphtheria was
reported In Lihua and two at Koloa.
Five cases of tuberculosis was report
ed for tho island.
KAUAI BASEBALL LEAGUE
GAMES NEXT SUNDAY
LIHUE VS. MAKAWELI
AT LIHUE
McBRYDE VS. KOLOA
AT KOLOA
Jose Gomes, of Hanapepe, returned
Friday morning from a business visit
to Honolulu.
Aylmer Robinson, of Makawell, re
turned Wc"dnesdny morning from a vis
it to Honolulu.
Francis Gay and Charles Gay were
Incoming passengers aboard tho Ki
nau last Wednesday.
Sheriff Wm. H. Rice returned Fri
day from a hurried trip to tho metro
polis. C. M. L. Watson, tax expert for the
American Factors, was an arrival from
Honolulu on the Claudlno last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mlddleton
spent tho week end at Puukapele, re
turning to Llhue this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Akana (newly-weds)
were returning passengers aboard the
Claudlno last Friday.
S. E. Lucas, prominent Kapaa home
stcader, who has been In Honolulu for
tho past few weeks, returned on tho
Claudlno last Friday morning.
Philip L. Rice departed for Maul
last Friday to take part In tho round
up on his brother Harold's ranch at
Pala.
Attorney C. M. Stalnback arrived
from Honolulu last Friday morning
to represent Kekaha plantation in
their tax appeal case.
C. T. Bailey, commissioner of public
lands, arrived Friday morning to act
as "a witness for tho territory in the
tax appeal case of tho Kekaha Sugar
company.
Deputy Attorney General Joseph
Llghtfoot camo over Friday morning
to represent tl.o territory in the Ke
kaha tax appeal case.
Jim Corstorphine, Wm. Grote and
i:. Weight were week end visitor,
at Kokee. Being Sons of Rest they
rested.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Hills, departed
for Honolulu last Friday afternoon,
where they will spend the next two
or three weeks enjoying the delights
of Waiklki.
ROAD FACILITIES
WANTED AT HAENA
The rapidly increasing interest in
tho Haona region is a matter of no
small degree of surprise. We are in
formed that every Sunday during good
weather thoro aro hordes of Interested
sightseers that make tho trip thither,
going ns far as the Dry Cavo, or a
little beyond by car and then .making
tho rest of tho trip afoot to the Wet
Caves.
In view of tho large popularity of
this r.egion it Is a pity tho roud can
not bo put thru the whole wuy, and
that In the meantime there 1b no pro
vision for turning at tho end of tho
auto traffic, and that there aro no
signs Indicating tho trail they must
take boyond. As it is now they fetch
up In tho wilderness of guavn.
LOOK OUT FOR THE
SILENT POLICEMAN
AT LIHUE CORNER
The county has put In a silent po
liceman at tho Lihuo Store corner
which will force drivers who havo
been in tho habit of cutting this cor
ner to watch themselves and make
tho turn proporly.
There' Is nuke a temptation to cut
this corner on account of tho slope
of the road duo to tho turn being
at tho top of tho hill. With tho new
policeman at this corner it should
simplify matters at this turn. Remem
ber keep to tho. right.
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CHILD OPERATED ON
FOR APPENDICITIS
Lorraine, tho four year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Foun
tain, was operated on for appendi
citis at the Lihuo hospital last Tues
day. She! s now at the homo making
a very rapid recovery.
SATURDAY MOVIES AT TIP
TOP WILL BE SHOWN FRIDAY
Tho regular Saturday night movlo
program at tho Tip Top theater has
boon changed this week to Friday ev
ening on account of the coming Tandy
Mackenzie concert.
The Kiuiiii public was inc
Hid six or seven hours for thei
Steam Navigation Company sa
her regular run and senil her t
lauea, which steamer, accordin
tie piece of money pulling off t
"Valdurn."
The Kauai public does not
puny making money salvaging
having their regular mall and
other island in order that Hie
inconvenience, while Kauai is
that cannot carry passengers.
Another objection is the f
to Honolulu until Thursday ev
passengers will not be able to
evening. All which may mean
Kauai people, but that does no
they are in the habit of incon
Prohibition Officers
Make Three Raids
J. F. BETTENCOURT OPENS CAM
PAIGN ON DISTILLERS OF
KAUAI
Joseph Bettoncourt, the federal pro
hibition enforcement officer for Ka
uai, mado three raids last week, haul
ing in two allged oke peddlers and
one home-brew artist. The latter was
not one of the local celebrities in this
lino but a Jupancse wahine who was
making some rico beer which sho
claimed was for homo consumption.
Tho first raid was In Anahola last
Wednesday which netted one Y. Weda,
a Japanese and seven gallons of oko
lehao. The- oke was in a sack and
probably already for shipment when
John blew down and spoiled tho af
ternoon's business. Weda was brought
before Judgo Von Ekekela at Kapao
and was fined $25 and costs., This
ought "to bo quite a setback
for Weda, as It will take him a couple
of days' business to got tho fine
back. W. da claimed that tho liquor
was for home consumption which
should make him eligible for tho Sons
of Best, as seven gallons Is some ca
pacity. .
The second raid took place on
Thursday at Wailua, tho result being
that ono Japanese named Kubu Is In
the toils of tho law. Joo found two
and a half gallons of Oke on hand and
two 50-gallon barrels of mash along
with nn old woodon still and 'a coll
of copper pipe. Joo destroyed the
still and pipe. Kubu was brought be
fore Judgo Ekekole and ho also jlead-
cd that the oko was for homo con
sumption. Tho judgo must havo tak
en; pity on Ms years for ho fined
him only $10 and costs, which mado
a rather easy day for Kubu.
Tho third raid netted tho wahine
mentioned before and her brew of
rico beer. Sho received four months
suspended sentonco from the court.
Bottencourt had just returned from
Honolulu, whoro ho had received a
few Instructions in regard to running
down bootleggers and there is no
doubt that he will bo slightly discour
aged at tho light fines that tho of
fenders rocolvo. Ten and twenty-five
dollar flues aro not going to bother
bootleggers who can mako that much
profit in u day.
HE TRIED TO BEAT
THE LOCOMOTIVE
nov. H. F. Hong, Korean minister
at Kapala, tried to beat a locomotive
to tho crossing with his Ford car, at
Lihuo mill last Saturday evening. It
proved to bo' a dead heat they both
arrived at tho samo plnce at tho same
time. As Is usually tho caso In such
Instances, the automobile came off
second best and as a consequonce Is
laid up for repairs with a smashed
top and broken wheel, Fortunately no
one was hurt, as tho locomotive was
traveling very slowly.
BIG CATCH OF FISH
A big catch of fish by a mil of
Japaneso Is reported from Moloaa
last Saturday. It Is reported that the
catch sold for $2000.
SISTERS AND BROTHERS
CLUB TO GIVE DANCE
Tho Sisters and Brothers Club, a
recently organized association of the
younger folks of Kapaa, will give a
benefit dance on the ovenlng of Aug
ust 12th, at tho Japanese theater.
ouvenienced todnv bv wait-
r mail because the Inter-Island
w fit to lake the C'laudine off
o Muni in the place of the Ki
g to report, is making a nice lit
he stranded P.ritish steamer
object to the Inter-Island coin
wrecks, but they do object to
passenger boat sent to some
other island need not suffer
served with a slow freight boat
act that there will be no mail
cuing at six o'clock and that
sail for Honolulu until Friday
considerable inconvenience to
t bother the Inter-Island, as
veniencing (lie Kauai public.
New Ordinance
Is Now In Effect
TRAFFIC ORDINANCE IS SPECIFIC
'IN REGARD TO USE OF
LENSES
The now automobile ordlnaco is
now in effect and it is very specific
in regard to tho types of headlights
that can be used on motor cars on
Kauai.
It will pay every automobile owner
and driver to look over tho list of lens
es approved by Sheriff Bice in tho list
below so as to make suro that the
lenses on his car aro legal.
Tho ordinance .also very specific
ally states at what speed a car may
drive on nn open highway and also
what speeds one may pass thru a
village or town, and tho speeds nt
which ono is supposed to make a
turn. All these matters were very
indefiuto In tho former ordinance
which in ml i thn nnfnriRmmt of the
orumance very uiuicuit ior me po-
lice.
The sheriff's office havo had a num
ber of tags printed for violators of
the law so that it behooves all driv
ers to watch their stop or they will
find ono of Henry Akl's now fancy
tags on their car, and they can tell
it to tho judgo.
Tho Garden Island has mado ar
rangements with a local attorney to
get his interpretation of tho law and
will publish this in language under
standable to tho layman. The first
portion will appear In an early Issue.
Tho following Is tho list of approv
ed lenses:
1 Warner Maximum 12 C. P.
2 Clamert " 17 C. P.
3 McKeo " IS C. P.
4 iWnrner-Patterson " 20 C. P.
5 Star
" 20 C. P.
C Bush'Lomb "
7 Liberty
21 CP.
21 'CP.
24 C. P.
27 C P.
32 C P.
21 C P.
21 C P.
35 C. P.
8 Ford Green Screen "
9 Violet Bay
10 Macbeth "
11 Osgood "
12 National
13 Green Moon "
TAN WO, PIONEER CHINESE
MERCHANT, HANAPEPE,
PASSES AWAY
Chang Chop Fong, better known
In business circles for tho past 35
years on this Island as Tan Wo, pass
ed away at Kapaa at his son's home
stead, at 4:30 o'clock, Monday morn
lug, July 10th of heart failure.
Ho was the first merchant to open
up a storo in Hauapopo at tho time
when tho Hawaiian Sugar company
started its plantation and has lived
there continuously.
A few years ago, ho wont out
of tho store business and dovoted his
time entirely to tho commission line,
representing various Honolulu firms,
principally tho Honolulu Cracker com
pany. Owing to ill health he retired
from .this work and was succeeded
by his son I). W. Chang.
Ho was a leader among his country
men in civic and religious matters
and many will regret his untimely
death. Ho would havo been fl years
old next month.
Thoso who survive him aro a wid
ow, also 70 years of ago, and a brother
and tho following children: Mesdames
Ming, H. Choy, Gunn and M. H. Choy,
and Miss Eleanor Chang of Honolulu,
Mrs. C. Wong, Hanapepe, Tom Chang
and Chang Yau of tho Bank of Bishop
& Co., and also 44 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
KEKAHA ASKS FOR REDUCTION,
BUT GAY & ROBINSON
COMPROMISE
Tho Kauai tax appeal board was
In session last Saturday hearing tho
cuse of tho Kekaha Sugar company In
their appeal for. a reduction In assess
ment1. It Is said that the territorial
assessor put a valuation of $2,500,000
upon tho Kokaha Sugar company,
while tie company made a return
of approximately $700,000, according
to officials working on tho case.
No decision will bq reached for
qulto a whllo by the board as It will
bo necessary for tho .lawyers for the
territory and for tho company to file
briefs before tho board and will tnko
considerable time for tho board to
go ovor tho figures.
The point of difference is said to
hingo upon the point whether or not
tho Kekaha Sugar company had real
ized on their receiving a rc-lease from
the government for tho cane lands.
Tho Kekaha Sugar company con
tends that as tho lease was not mado
until after the first of tho year that
the fact that the lands were re-leased
cannot bo figured In tho return that
was made at tho first of the year.
Tho territory tak.es tho opposite
view of tho matter and states that
owing to the fact that company had
reduced the assessments from year
to year as the expiration of the for
mer lease approached that re-lease
should be figured In, In this year's
assessment.
Tho appeal of Gay & Koblnson In
regard to their lands In tho 'Wuimea
district was comprised by officials In
Honolulu and will not come before- the
local hoard. The original assessment
was said to havo boon $1,880,000 and
this was reduced to $1,350,000, a re
duction of $530,000.
The appeal of Gay & Robinson in
regard to lands In the Hnnalct dis
trict will como before tho Kumil
board and tho case for the territory
will bo presented by local authorities.
Deputy Attorney General Joseph
Llghtfoot, represented tho territory
whllo I. H. Stalnback represented tho
Kekaha Sugar company.
Land Commissioner C. T. Bailey
was one of tho principal witnesses
for the territory before the tax ap
peal board.
HARVARD GEOLOGIST
RETURNS TO CONTINUE
SCIENTIFIC WORK
Norman E. Hinds, a geologist from
Harvard Univorslty, who was on Ka
uai last year making a study of geo
logical conditions, is spending his sec
ond summer on tho Garden Island, in
pursuit of scientific Investigations.
Just at present, in company with
Percy Lydgatc and William Moragno,
lie is busy working In tho Kulaluu re
gion, making u study of the Pall side
of Kauai.
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD
TO HOLD EXAMINATION
FOR POSTOFFICE CLERK
A civil service examination for tho
position of post office clerk in tho
Lihuo post office will bo held at the
Kauai high school on August 2Cth.
Tho examination will be in charge
of T. E. Longstrcth, the Lihue post
master and information in regard to
tho Information can be obtained from
him.
All applicants must bo between tho
ages of 18 and 45 and must be citi
zens of the United States.
"
MYSTERIOUS FLARE
IS PROVEN TO BE
ARMY SEARCHLIGHTS
Tho solution of tho mysterious flar
es at' sea about threo weoks ago has
been reached. It is the coast artillery
search lights on Oahu. Passengers on
tho Claudlno leaving Honolulu on the
night following tho first tlmo tho flar
es were seen on Kauai, reported that
tho searchlights were playing all
about tho ship as it passed Pearl
Harbor and It will bo remembered
that tho flaro was again seen on this
night.
Last Wednesday night tho search
lights could be plainly seen from Wai
lua as tliey played across the sky, re
moving all doubt as to tho cause of
tho flaro.
HAWAII'S FAMOUS LYRIC TENOR
WILL GIVE THREE
CONCERTS
Tandy Kaohu Mackenzie, Hnwall's
famous lyric tenor, will give throe
concerts on Kauai. The first will bo
In Lihue on next Saturday evening
nt the Tip Top Theater Tho second
concert will be given at tho Walmoa
Hall on Monday evening, July 24, while
tho third will bo given at the Kllauea
Hall Tuesday, July 25.
Kauai Is Indeed fortunate to hear an
artist of the caliber of Mackonzle and
tho event will no doubt be hailed with
delight by music lovers all ovor tho
island.
Mackenzie enn truly bo called Ha
waii's own, ns he was born at Hann,
Maul, and graduated from tho Kamo
hameha school In 1011. Ho left for
tho mainland to study medicine and
whllo on tho mainland joined tho Bird
of Paradlso Co., as one of the Ha
waiian singers.
It Is said that it happened that
John Macormack, tho famous Irish
tenor, heard Mackenzie sing and
promptly took him under his wing
for training.
Mackenzie has now completed his
training and wished to return to his,
l.dand homo before going on a concait
tour that Is 3ald will taku him all ov
v the mainland am! finally to Europe
for a number of (.oncerts.
He has toured ill tlu Islands and
on every one crsitod a furore. It waT
necessary for him to give an nxtra
concert In Honolulu to give person's
tin red away at his big concerts a
el'unco to hear him.
His repertoire i-i u large one. c.n
tracing tho classba as well as a num
ber of Hawaiian melodies. Those who
lune already heard Mackenzie In con
cert say that he is mo -it effective in
the Hawaiian numbers which ho han
dles In an unusually excellent man
ner. Ueservntlons for his Llhue concert
can be made at the Llhue store while
reservations for the other concerts
can bo made with Abo Kaulukou at
the tax assessor's office in Lihue. Re
served seat tickets not called for by
noon Saturday will be resold.
W, O. Crowell is In charge of.reserva
tions at Walmea, while Deputy Sheriff
Lota of Hanalel will handle reserva
tions for Kllauea.
JUDGE ACHI GIVES DECISION
IN YAP GARNISHEE .CASE;
DEFENDANT MAY APPEAL
Judgo Wm. C. Achl Jr., of tho fifth
circuit court, handed down a decision
In tho case of YollchI Mlyashlro vs.
Mrs. Julia C. Yap, in which tho plain
tiff attempted to garnishee a sum of
money duo Mrs. Ynp from tho Makco
Sugar company. Tho Judge ruled In
favor of tho plaintiff.
Tho Makco Sugar company, as tho
garnishee, admitted that there was a
sum of money due Mrs. Yap from her
crop of 1022, but held that this sum
of money was not duo to bo paid until
December 1022, and that ut the tlmo
advances for fertilizer might bo mado
against this sum and that when tho
tlmo camo to pay there might not
bo any money left from -this sum.
The judgo ruled that this money
could bo garnlsl.eed oven though It
was not due and that tho debt of the
plaintiff could bo collectod from this
money even though according to the
contract it was not payable until De
cember. Judge DIckoy represented tho plain
tiff whllo W. C. Achl Sr., represent
ed tho defendant. The Makee Sugar
company was represented by Philip
Rico. Tho defendant and gurnisheo
havo moved for a new trial and it
this is denied thoro Is no doubt that
the case will bo carried to the su
premo court.
Tho money Is said to, have been
due for a plowing and planting con
tract that Mlyashlro had on tho Yap
homestead.
TENNIS
KAUAI DOUBLES FINALS
AT'SLOGGETT COURT,
LIHUE
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD
BURNS AND BURNS
VS.
BALTHIS AND RICE
10:30 A. M.

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